On the evening of December 15, the city channel “Nanjing Zero Distance” of Jiangsu Radio and Television Station released a video on Sina Weibo, which revealed that the honey producers in Tongrentang, Beijing, would recycle a large amount of expired and imminent honey.
Enterprises claim to be “returned to bee farmers to raise bees”, but the video shows that the recovered honey is poured into the barrel and sent to the raw material warehouse. In addition, Tongrentang honey has the problem of changing the production date.
On the morning of December 16, Beijing Tongrentang Bee Industry Co., Ltd. issued an apology statement on its
official Wechat Public Number. The company claimed that it was responsible for inadequate supervision and serious negligence. It has notified Yancheng
Golden Bee to suspend its commissioned processing and production activities during the investigation. However, it has
not been found that these honeys have entered the raw material depot for production, which will be further investigated and verified. In addition,
“for the behavior of changing the label date mentioned in the report, all the products involved have been sealed up and not flowed to the market, and will be handled according to law under the supervision of the regulatory authorities”.
Was exposed to “Recycle expired honey, suspected of changing the date”
The name of the reported enterprise is Yancheng Golden Bee Food Technology Co., Ltd. located in Binhai County, Yancheng City, which is a large-scale enterprise. On December 12, in an enclosed workshop, reporters found that many workers had torn off the label of expired or near expired honey, poured into the barrel for recycling. After recycling, the barrels were sent to the manufacturer’s raw material depot.
Reporters found that the number of labels torn off in the workshop was very large, and they were